Jesus taught that people should pay taxes to the Roman authorities[1][2][3][4], as demonstrated by his response to a joint attempt by the Herodians and Pharisees to make him stumble in front of them[3][4]. Jesus asked them to produce a coin, which was an Antiochan tetradrachm bearing the head of Caesar[2], and then said "Render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar's"[1][2]. This phrase has been interpreted as commanding people to respect state authority and pay taxes demanded of them[2]. Jesus also reminded his interrogators that they should give “to God what is God’s”[5], serving as a reminder to prioritize their relationship with God over their relationship with the government.

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